Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tides of Mont St. Michel
Eventually I was drawn in by the rhythm of the prose in the novel Tides of Mont St. Michel written by Roger Vercel and translated from the French in 1934. At first I had to push myself through the words almost as if I was wading through the sands and tides surrounding the island. Likewise the main character Andre found himself won over by the austere yet ever changing abbey landscape where he experienced adventure, social adjustment, and moral conflict along the way. I found more than a few parallels in my quest in the world today.
Meanwhile we have hunkered down in Ocala, Florida for a much needed rest after crossing 2600, sometimes harrowing, miles. We plan to look around and visit a few beaches. I want to get some work fired and work on some more.
The bowl above is a pinched stoneware bowl where I rolled the rim out and over almost touching the base. Later I applied some Navajo wheel terra sig and used sgraffito to scribe the lines. I was surprised how deep I had to make the cuts to uncover the white clay below. I'd like to put a bit of cobalt blue glass in the bottom center of the bowl. Comments and suggestions are welcome.